The Supreme Court in London has made the extraordinary ruling that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law and misled the Queen in his highly controversial decision to prorogue Parliament for 5 weeks – making the PM of the United Kingdom an actual criminal.
Speaking at the Supreme Court, the court’s president Lady Hale declared that “the decision to advise her Majesty to prorogue Parliament was unlawful – because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without proper justification.“
Hale went on to state that, as the decision to prorogue was unlawful, Parliament has not actually in effect been prorogued and could therefore be recalled immediately.
The Supreme Court’s decision was unanimously agreed between all 11 judges.
Immediately following the ruling, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, issued a statement declaring that Parliament would be recalled as soon as possible.
Numerous opposition MPs have already responded the the Supreme Court’s incredible decision by calling for Boris Johnson to resign – claiming that his position as Prime Minister is now untenable.
Whilst speaking at Labour Conference, the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said:
“I will be in touch immediately to demand Parliament is recalled so we can question the Prime Minister, demand he obeys the law that has been passed by parliament […] I invite Boris Johnson to consider his position.”
Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, said:
“Boris Johnson should resign and Parliament ought to be recalled immediately.”
Astonishingly, even Nigel Farage was unsupportive of the Prime Minister following the decision, tweeting that:
“The calling of a Queen’s Speech and prorogation is the worst political decision ever. Dominic Cummings must go.”